Monday, Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble, R-Provo, told the Deseret NewsSen. Bramble apparently has a special gift for stating the obvious- we don't live in a democracy. We elect representatives. In Utah, that has had unfortunate results when the representatives forget about the people they represent. Sen. Bramble, if you do the opposite of what your constituents have expressly told you to do, you are no longer the representative you were elected to be.
editorial board that government doesn't work best when elected representatives
are constantly, and frivolously, overruled by the citizens they are elected to
make decisions for. In other words, the pure democracy of initiatives and
referendums doesn't work well compared to the republican form of government of
The article goes on to state
Thus, a year ago those against vouchers (mostly professional educators andEasily collect signatures? Are you kiding? It was definitely not easy. Besides working sixty hours a week in my classroom, I got to go from door to door, set up a booth, make phone calls and endless rounds in the car to get those booklets and signatures. If the logistics of that seem easy, I have no idea what hard looks like. Perhaps the good senator is still clueless about just how much people did not want that law.
public school supporters) were able to more easily collect signatures on their
anti-voucher law referendum than would be possible under current initiative law.
If the Republican majority wants to give us a Civics lecture, perhaps they should stick to the term they know best: oligarchy.
Thanks to The Utah Amicus for the heads up